Simply Pilates by Cecile

Individualized Master Pilates Instruction

Simply Pilates by Cecile is a pilates studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   Simply Pilates specializes in Private and semi-private/duet pilates instruction and workout sessions by master pilates teacher Cecile Lemoine Bankston utilizing the core principles of Joseph Pilates.

Cecile Bankston Joins MK Pilates in Greece and Bulgaria, and Announces the start of the MK Pilates Diploma program in Baton Rouge

Cecile Bankston spent the weekend with Michael King and Malcolm Muirhead teaching and working on MK Pilates teacher Diploma program in Sofia Bulgaria! Now she is in Athens, Greece for filming some videos which will be available on the MK Pilates Training Room on the MK Pilates website,

On the trip to Athens Cecile is Learning a new repertoire from the MK Pilates program, so that in the near future, Simply Pilates By Cecile will be an MK Pilates training studio for students who want to become teachers. Cecile will be only a very few studios in the United States, and the only one in the South, Southwest area! This will be a huge opportunity for Pilates students in the Baton Rouge area, to have such a prestigious program., Cecile has been teaching for 30 years, and actually started her training at the Houston Ballet’s Pilates studio in 1983 with Michael King as one of her teachers. Bringing together the combined experience of teachers like Michael King and Malcolm Muirhead, who have over 30 years experience themselves brings a standard of training that cannot be found anywhere in Baton Rouge.

Finally Michael King and Malcolm Muirhead, the directors of MK Pilates will be in Baton Rouge in the fall to teach a workshop available to all Pilates students and teachers!!! Stay tuned for dates and details on the workshop.

If you would like to know more about Michael and Malcolm and the MK Pilates program or would like to take a look at some of the videos that will be available of Cecile teaching, please visit the MK Pilates website,

Cecile Teaching in Sofia, Bulgaria

Cecile Teaching in Sofia, Bulgaria

Students taking Cecile’s class in Sofia, Bulgari a

Students taking Cecile’s class in Sofia, Bulgaria

Cecile, Malcom, Michael and Martin in Bulgaria

Cecile, Malcom, Michael and Martin in Bulgaria

Michel King, Cecile Bankston, and Malcolm Muirhead in Greece

Michel King, Cecile Bankston, and Malcolm Muirhead in Greece

Exciting news!

Pilates Mat classes starting November 19th

These classes will be taught by owner Cecile LeMoine Bankston and will consist of a combination of the Original mat work exercises designed by Joseph Pilates and some new and innovative work created by Cecile during her many years of experience as a teacher. The result is a class that is the perfect combination of stretching and strengthening exercises to build your core muscles, make your body longer, leaner and stronger than ever before. You will never get bored as Cecile changes her content all the time! If you want to check out a class go on and take one of Cecile’s classes!

Classes will be held Monday Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 , Monday Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 and Saturday at 10:30. Rates can be found on our “prices” page, but for all of existing clients we invite you to take your first class free! There is very limited space at the studio so unfortunately we can only fit 7 students in a class. However this is actually great news for you as a student, because you are getting almost one on one instruction, giving you much more results from your class! With that in mind students MUST sign up through Mindbody to secure a spot. You can do that either through this website, or by downloading the Mindbody app on your smartphone. NO WALK INS PLEASE!

New Pricing Schedule!

I love my job as a Pilates Teacher and want to make Pilates available to more and more People, so effective immediately the cost of your Pilates Privates, and Duets will be at a more affordable rate than ever! Please refer to our “Prices” page to view your new pricing options! I hope those of you who have been loyal clients for the last three years will enjoy this new Pricing schedule!